2009-10-29

Happy Halloween



I love Halloween. Have loved it as long as I can remember. When I was growing up, Halloween was a time when we could dress up like a hobo (old clothes and burnt-cork beard) or a ghost (sheet liberated from the laundry basket) and go out and extort candy from the community. We knew which houses we could hit. We […]

Ministers hit alcohol hard

Proponents argue revenues; opponents say it is evil and sinful

The alcohol debate in Grove Hill has been no different from that of other localities. It has been harsh and often personal. Those who favor sales reason the town could use the tax revenues from a commodity that is already present and that sales could booster the declining town. Opponents—led by local ministers— tout the evils of drinking and alcohol […]

District 65 voters to elect new state rep



Elaine Beech and Jerry Reed are contending for state representative, District 65. The special election was necessitated when incumbent Marc Keahey was elected to the State Senate earlier this year.

Homecomings observed at CCHS, CPS and CHS



Legal Notices



NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE Default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by that certain Mortgage dated April 7, 2003, and recorded in DMM Book 1226, beginning at page 123, of the Clarke County, Alabama probate court records, executed by Miracles of Prayer Non-Denominational Tabernacle, Inc. in favor of Gulf Federal Bank, now Woodlands Bank (hereinafter called “Mortgagee”), […]

New attractions Saturday for Pioneer Day



The Clarke County Historical Museum in Grove Hill will host its tenth annual Pioneer Day Saturday, October 31, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free living history event features costumed re-enactors demonstrating early life in Clarke County. More than 25 demonstrations are scheduled simultaneously throughout the day. This is the first year antique tractors and hit-and-miss engines will be […]

Old St. Stephens Day is Saturday



A day of fun, food and reflections of the state’s early history will be featured on Saturday, Oct. 31 at Old St. Stephens, Alabama’s territorial capital. Visitors will take a newly created archaeological trail back in time to the early 1800s town and its farmers’ market where fresh produce, stone ground meal, fresh oven-baked bread, cane syrup, local honey, yard […]

A ‘Yes’ vote is a vote to help Grove Hill



This coming Tuesday, Grove Hillians will settle the question of alcohol sales. I will be glad when the day is over. I will try and be brief in my reasoning for sales. I think most people are tired of the arguments, pro and con. Here are some questions to consider on the subject. If you think that the limitation of […]

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County water systems’ rates are increased



Monthly fees for water service for customers on Clarke County systems were increased from a minimum of $17 a month to $20 a month by Clarke County Commissioners Tuesday. Utilities Superintendent Jack Greer told commissioners Monday that increased costs in water that the systems have to buy from outside suppliers necessitate the increase. The minimum rate is for two thousand […]